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40 percent chance of a tropical system forming in Atlantic, NHC says

Posted at 8:54 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 20:54:33-04

The Hurricane Center is watching over a tropical system that could become a tropical depression over the weekend.

The tropical wave over the eastern Atlantic has a 40 chance of developing, according to a tweet from the Hurricane Center.

ABC Action News Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips said the system -- although unlikely to reach the United States -- could be a rainmaker for the Tampa Bay area this Friday and Saturday.

"There is an outside chance we could see [the system] getting close to the U.S. but at this point, really not much to worry about," Phillips said. "But it will increase our rain chances Friday and Saturday."

Those living in the Tampa Bay area should expect the usual muggy, summer-in-Florida weather Wednesday and Thursday. The highs for those two days is about 93 degrees fahrenheit and 50 to 60 percent chances of pprecipitation.

Friday and Saturday should both have highs around 90 degrees with 60 to 70 percent chances of rain with likely thunderstorms.

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